UPDATE: Suspect identified in Manitowoc explosive device investigation

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Suspect identified in Manitowoc explosive device investigation

MONDAY 5/20/2019 2:23 p.m.

The Manitowoc County Coroner’s office has identified 49-year-old Antonio Lujan as the suspect in the Manitowoc explosive device investigation.

According to the coroner, the Forensic Pathologist did not find any significant external or internal trauma to Lujan while conducting the autopsy.

The cause of death will be pending further studies including toxicology.

Suspect in Manitowoc bomb call found dead after police entered home

MONDAY 5/20/2019 11:29 a.m.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (WFRV) — In an update, the Manitowoc Police Department is saying the suspect in Sunday’s explosive device call was found dead upon entering the home.

Officers checked the ex-boyfriend’s residence at 1030 S. 25th St. and witnessed him run from a vehicle into the residence where he barricaded himself inside.

Police say the vehicle which the ex-boyfriend fled from matched the description of the vehicle that fled from Raton Court after the explosion was heard/seen and fire remnants were later discovered.

Evidence of the explosion/fire was also found in the roadway in front of the woman’s house.

Due to the dangerous threats and actions of the ex-boyfriend (suspect), a perimeter was set up in the area of the 1000 block of S. 25th St.

The Manitowoc County SOS Team responded and attempted to resolve the standoff with the suspect for several hours to no avail.

After not hearing or seeing the suspect for several hours, an effort was made to enter the residence at about 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Authorities say suspicious wiring was located within the residence which delayed complete entry.

Ultimately when the entryways were made safe, a sweep of the residence was conducted.

According to police, the suspect, a 49-year-old Manitowoc man, was found dead in a bedroom on the ground floor.

An autopsy was conducted on the suspect at the Milwaukee County Medical examiner’s office Monday morning.

A separate update regarding preliminary results of the autopsy and identification of the suspect will be made available later in the day

No threat to the public after bomb squad called in Manitowoc

SATURDAY 5/18/2019 1:04 p.m.

Police say there is no threat to the public after reports of an explosive device on the south side of Manitowoc came in Friday night.

At about 11:30 p.m., a woman reported to the Manitowoc Police Department that her ex-boyfriend was threatening her. While at the police station, the woman received a phone call stating her ex-boyfriend may have thrown some sort of flammable or explosive device in front of her home on the 1000 block of South 25th Street

Police and the Manitowoc County SOS Team set up a perimeter in the 1000 Block of South 25th Street, and are asking people to avoid the area. The Brown and Outagamie County Bomb Squad, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office, and the Manitowoc Fire Department are assisting the Manitowoc Police Department with this incident.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Manitowoc Police Department at 920-686-6551. They may also call Crime Stoppers at 920-683-4466 and can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Local 5 will keep you updated as we learn more about this incident.

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